- Francois Hollande has been sworn in as France's next president.
- The new leader said he would fight for unity and reconciliation, and lead by example.
- Mr Hollande says he is fully aware of the challenges facing France, including the debt deficit and high unemployment.
- "My mandate is to bring France back to justice, open up a new way in Europe, contribute to world peace and preserve the planet," Mr Hollande said.
- After a day of ceremonies, the new president has flown to Berlin to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
- All times in GMT
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Last updated 15 May 2012Share
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